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. >>> right now, the fallout from the latest revelations on nsa surveilance and what the president knew about the active operations. we're waiting to hear more at the white house briefing about to boo gin. also, right now, the obama care website is down at least across parts of the united states again. we're going to have the details of the problems affecting health care gov and a preview ahead of what could be a tough week for the obama administration. >> right now the ellis island museum is opening once again, seeing its first visitors since it was damaged by hurricane sandy last year. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. we start with the fallout over the latest revelations about spying at the nsa and tapping of world leaders' phones. the big question people are asking now is, what did the president know and when did he know it. i'm joined by chief national security kurt correspondent jim sciutto who has been covering the story. crux of the controversy is what. >> well, the crux right now is what did the preds know and when. there's some conflicting information out ther
to hear about the tech giants and nsa spying. google says it's outraged. this is "around the world" on cnn. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael homes. thanks for your company today. welcome to our international viewers. >> waiting for the white house briefing, they'll respond to the latest nsa spying allegations and expect to comment on the problems with the obama care website. live as soon as it happens. keep a close eye on the white house. >>> we're all familiar with when you get on the plane, shut off your cell phone, turn off the gadgets, anything with a power button, turn it off. it's been that way for years but things are about to change. at least in the u.s. >> yes. federal airline officials made this big announcement today. just a couple of hours ago. looks like the airline's going to have to change the preflight videos. >> clear. insert mobile phones and electronic devices are turned off. if you're -- >> i love that little video there. delta, chris lawrence, reagan national airport. i'm one of the people in the back of the plane on my phone trying to get the last bit in here, if
was able to veer out of the way in the nick of time. >>> well, more backlash on the nsa. the agency is accused of spying on everything from the vatican to google. it denies doing anything wrong, but as vinita nair tells us, u.s. allies aren't so sure. >> reporter: when roman catholic cardinals were gathering to select a new pope in march, an italian magazine suggested that the nsa had a pipeline into the vatican. the magazine panorama says the nsa recorded phone calls and could have eavesdropped on cardinals who voted for pope francis. they tried to clear the air with this statement. the national security agency does not target the vatican. assertions that it has are not true. also wednesday the united nations says it received similar asurnss that its communications networks are not and will not be monitored by american intelligence, but it was not clear whether they were monitored in the past, but it's not just international bodies and city-states that are targets. the "washington post" reported the nsa broke into communication links connecting google and yahoo! world offices. the
. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. >> the head of the n.s.a. defiantly defending the spy agency. the general says gathering intelligence around the world is critical and helps to keep america safe from terrorists. >> the war raging in syria claiming some surprising new victims. children are being diagnosed with polio because they don't have access to adequate health care. >> it is reported that at 8:58 p.m., a huge object believing to be a meteor right fell on a farm. >> 75 years ago, martians innovated the planet or people listening to the radio thought they did. a look back at the war of the world broadcast that caused widespread panic across the country. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> good to have you with us on this wednesday. two hours from now, the health and human services secretary will testify. >> many are saying she should be fired. >> kathleen see bellous will be asked to explain the failure of the health care website. we have more on what she might say today. >> good morning. you know, kathleen
maria. >> a bombshell reportthe nsa of yahoo and google. this would keep video and video from millions of users. this as an italian newspaper says even the pope would budge. good morning, elizabeth. >> good morning patti ann. the global fallout from the document leak continues. p one report is that the surveillance program was tabbing the vatican. the nsa public affairs office responding after the report was published writing in part the national security agency does not target the vatican. assertions the nsa public publid the have aing zein are not through. that isn't the only place the nsa has been putting out fires. nsa staffers were accessing the main communication links between yahoo and google. they did it globally. why would they do this? it would allow them to reach into data streams and snag e-mails video chats pictures and even more. this is a claim nsa chief keith alexander denies entirely. listen here. >> nsa does collect information on terrorists p and our national intelligence priorities. but we are not ail authorized t into servers and take data. >> the video conferencin
.s. news about nsa spying on its allies. did you know that was being done. >> guest: europe in s foreign country. we collect foreign intelligence. in best interest, from national security standpoint and other interests as well. as you heard keith alexander say, much of that data collection has been used to help avert props in europe that might have effort wise happened. so our allies ben from the collection we do and that is important national security issue, that we do collect foreign intelligence. host host chairman diane fines stein, democrat fromce californ, said yesterday that the intelligence panel has been left in the dark about a program that has been occurring over the last decade. >> guest: i don't know what goes on in senate intelligence. i know what goes on in the house intelligence. we have keith alexander up often what is going on in the intelligence activities, data collection. c cia is up there often to do the oversight responsibility. i don't feel that april in the house side, i don't know what goes on in the senate. >> host: you were briefed as a we were spying on u.s.
of the nsa tapping into the massive search engines and how a cartoon with a smiley face is becoming a bigger part of the story. "newsroom" is back after a break. for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer. be ready with children's motrin. >>> it's a bit of breaking news to pass along this morning. the man behind the nsa leaks has found a job in russia. i'm talk beinget ward snowden and guess what he's going to do? guess what his job is? well i'll give you a hint. he's working, it involves computers, you' give you has hint. i'll let diana magnate tell us. what job did you find in russia? >> reporter: i wish i could give you the name of the company he's working for but we got off the phone from his lawyer an tolly ku kucharena but he says it's a major russian website and works tomorrow november 1st. it seems the lawyer has been consistently saying ever since he was granted asylum at the beginning of august he wants to lead a normal life, the
you, lou. >>> up next, the nsa wiretapping program allegedly spreading from 35 world leaders to the fellow in the center, one of the world's most respected spiritual voices. the obama administration trying to block as well further investigation of benghazi. we'll tell you how next. stay with us. >>> new details are emerging about the national security agency's massive spying operation. according to "the washington post," the nsa secretly broke into the main communications links that connect yahoo! and google data centers around the world. and the italian media is reporting that the nsa spied as well on the vatican, spying on both pope benedict and pope francis. the nsa has now just issued an outright denial of the italian media reports. and unless you think the united states is alone in spying efforts, the russians are trying to keep up with us. russian operatives reportedly handing out goody bag to world leaders who were attending september's g-20 summit meeting. it turns out the russians were giving the delegates souvenir usb drives, phone chargers and teddy bears they had
it is nsa weapons spying and syria chemical weapons debate and government shutdown and obama care, it is like a slow affect with all of these things over the summer that reached a boiling point? >> certainly, you have to take in to account all of the things that are happening and it has been a perfect storm against obama except for the government shutdown. he took a hit and others tock more of a hit and certainly, the economy is a wet blanket that is hanging over everything. but again, the health care news is big news, not only the website, but the stories of people dropped off with their policy and wills people who are experiencing rate shock and sticker shock, they are part of the mix and one of the primary drivers of the decline in the job approval rating. >> got. it tom bevins thank you for the analysis. >>> minutes from now president obama will deliver remarks about a plan to jump-start the job creation following the numbers in september that found only 145,000 jobs. bill? >> reporter: the president will have comments to attract foreign businesses to the city and states. the
the accountability on the nsa spying issue. here's peter baker's headline. post, bye washington scott wilson, controversies show how obama's inattention to detail may hurt his presidential legacy. we want to get your thoughts on this. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. independents, (202) 585-3882. tweet, @cspanwj. you can also post your comments on facebook or e-mail us. on both fronts on the nsa and the health care law, president obama's! down to this -- i did not know. no president can be aware of everything going on in a sprawling government that he theoretically manage. -- theoretically manages. this constant questions about how much in charge he really is. days, the president's health and human services secretary said that the -- that despite internal concerns in a mr. obama wasn, not told about serious problems with the new row graham's website until it was rolled out this month. said theicials president was not aware that the national security agency was tapping the phone of agngela merkel. opposition lawmakers and pundits have seized on the white house explanat
he promised in programs like the nsa. the second is more after leadership question. knowing how much political opposition he faced in health care. asking questions necessary to see if this health care program would be working and why when the nsa emerged with such a controversial topic wouldn't he be probing into exactly who we are surveilling. there is a bigger question of leadership that i think historians will wrestle with as we look back on this period. >> this is a great conversation. i want to keep it rolling. next, we want to talk about the influencers. those that have the ear of the president. like our two chiefs of staff is here. and the ones you may not know abo about. we will talk about that next. health decisions. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. we don't have time for stuff like laundry. we're too busy having fun. we get everything perfectly clean by tossing one of these in the wash. and that's it. i wanted to do that. oh, come on. eh, that's my favorite part. really? that's our tide. what's yours? unisom sleeptabs help you fall asleep 33% faster and wake refr
arrived in washington today and want answers concerning the n.s.a. spying program. >> a number of reports almost all based on information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden suggest the u.s. has been spying on many countries and their leaders, including important u.s. allies. >> the white house denies the report that president obama knew the n.s.a. was eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel. we have the latest. >> a nine member delegation will meet with senior government officials over allegations of widespread spying against leaders. new allegations surfaced that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. according to the wall street journal, the president was unaware the n.s.a. was spying on world leaders and ordered the agency to stop some of the monitoring programs after learning of them. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> it's not just the europeans who are upset. over the weekend, thousands marched on washington to express their out
denouncing n.s.a. spying. senators got a letter saying the business med dolls were threatened. the firm's leader favor a key part of the bill that would distance the industry from n.s.a. tactics, saying: >> for the first time an administration official is saying the n.s.a. overreached, john kerry speaking today admitted that the surveillance was out of bounds, saying: >> kerry said reports of n.s.a. spying on millions of americans are not true and praised the agency, claiming that it had prevented terrorist attacks. >> indonesian foreign minister said his country is deeply concerned about spying at embassies there. new reports say the consulates were used to collect electronic data. the foreign minister is asking the u.s. and australia to explain. >> the fact that we have certain countries may have certain capacities to gather information in the way that they have, that's one thing, but whether you would want to put that into effect and therefore potentially damaging the kind of trust and confidence that have been nurtured and developed over many decades and years is something that we m
from certainly obama care and the economy to nsa and other topics that i think are going to be foremost on americans' minds when they go to the ballot box in the fall of 2014. >> if this were october 2014 and not october 2013, how nervous would you be? >> look, i'm always nervous going into an election and i usually come out of it pretty strong, but i never take any of them for granted. we have to do our job. we know we're up against the campaigner in chief in speaker pelosi who wants to be back as speaker. we're doing our job. we have terrific recruit, a broad group of men and women from all over the country that really i think are going to be a new face for the republican party going forward and they're going to be very effective. 17 of our 20 patron, you mentioned some of our incumbents being challenged, outrace their democrat counterparts and we have candidates around the country who are running against democrats who have outraised their democrats. you talk about primaries, you look at gary miller, you mentioned gary, aguilar that ran last time didn't make it on the ballot in califo
and furious. certainly i was not. >> reporter: and while he reportedly didn't know about the nsa spying on our allies until edward snowden leaked details, his aides can't publicly confirm intelligence details but they do say it's not going on anymore. >> we do not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications. >> reporter: they also say obama's critics are making a single asujs from a number of unrelated incidents. >> the president appears to be in the dark about some pretty significant stories that are swirling around this white house. >> republican critics say a lot of things. >> reporter: actually, so do the president's friends. >> what else has the president not been told? >> well, basically all the bad stuff. >> reporter: aides say the president was caught off guard when the government shutdown froze death benefits to the families of servicemen and women. the republican national committee now calls mr. obama the bystander president. an oklahoma senator says one result of that is no one's held responsible for failures like the botched launch of the obama care website. >> what one in
knew but a german newspaper report that claims he was told by the eavesdropping is wrong. nas -- nsa spokesperson, says, general alexander, head of the national security agency did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving chancellor merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations chancellor merkel. the president reportedly apologized to merkel who grew up in east germany under the eyes and ears of the sassi. he said he would have stopped the bugging if he had known about it. lawmakers say new leaks from edward snowden about the u.s. intercepting phone calls from other officials are really hurting relations. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries where the suggestion is that we have listened in. so i think we have repair work to do. bill: brazil's president canceled a state visit over nsa leaks that indicated her phone calls had been listened to. bill? bill: what is the white ho
the firm whose background checks helped nsa leaker edward snowden and aaron alexis get clearances. they are accused of failing to perform quality control reviews in its investigations of potential government workers. >>> check out the white house. it's getting beautified or boo-tified for halloween. lit up in orange and purple lights. decorated with jack-o'-lanterns and cobwebs. imagine if the white house is in your neighborhood. what are we going to get? >> a long security line. >> that's true. >>> coming up on "new day," we heard the apologies from kathleen sebelius, the vice president. why? obvious, the obama care website. they're pledging to get it fixed. the question, is that enough. >>> and the startling new accusation against the nsa. the agency says it was not peering into yahoo! and google databases. what it is not denying is raising more questions. (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses
control after revelation that is u.s. may have spied on german chancellor angela merkel. nsa apparently bugging her phone calls, part of a secret program monitoring dozens of world leaders. the white house says president obama was unaware of the program for nearly five years until it was uncovered over the summer during an internal review by the administration. the nsa denies a report that the president was briefed years ago by the head of the agency releasing this statement. general alexander, he is the head of the nsa, did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor angela merkel nor as he ever discussed alleged operations involving chancellor merkel. news reports, caming otherwise, are not true. so let's talk about it with nina easton, senior editor and washington columnist for "fortune" magazine and fox news contributor. joe trippi was howard dean's presidential campaign manager. he is a fox news contributor. nina, the question is, i guess, you know, if the president didn't know about this, when did he know about it?
of the nsa and the president's top intelligence chief are both there to testify as anger and suspicion grow over accusations of widespread u.s. spying. the worst of it, tapping the phones of u.s. allies. >> we, all of us in the intelligence community, are very much aware that the recent unauthorized disclosures have raised concerns that you've alluded to, both here in congress and across the nation, about our intelligence activities. we know the public wants to understand how its intelligence community uses its special tools and authorities and to judge whether we can be trusted to use them appropriately. we believe we have been lawful and at the rigorous oversight we've operated under has been effective. >> here are a couple questions. these are the biggies. what did the president know? when did he know it and what specifically depends on who you ask. the senate intelligence committee chaired by diane feinstein, she says, we knew nothing, claiming they were kept in the dark about what the nsa was up to. but other officials say president obama or at least his white house staff knew all abou
to reach a long-term agreement before the temporary budget expires january 15. >>> new details on the nsa spying scandal. now we are learning they allegedly tapped phones at the vatican, as well. the nsa spied on top cardinals as they prepared to elect a new pope in march. it also reports agents listed on phone -- listened in on phone calls. the vatican says it doesn't know anything about the spying and it's not worried about it. nsa has already been accused of spying on allies and tapping the german chancellor's personal cell phone. >>> police want to speak to a man who may have seen a bay area woman in a stairwell at san francisco general. the man told a hospital supervisor he saw someone lying in the stairwell october 4, four days later lynne spalding's body was found. an attorney for the hospital told spalding's family the supervisor checked the stairwell that day but didn't see anything. >>> in other bay area news this wednesday afternoon two dozen employees scrambled to escape flames inside a union city bakery this morning. smoke came from the roof while firefighters arrived on the
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. great to have you with us. thanks, congresswoman. >> thank you, lou. >>> up next, the nsa witapping program allegedly spreading from 35 world leaders to the fellow in the center, one of the world's most respected spiritual voices. the obama administration trying to block as well further investigation of benghazi. we'll tell you how next. stay with us. as a business owner, i'm constantly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer get the ark business card from capital one. choose 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every d. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! what's in your wallet? help the gulf when we made recover and learn the gulf, bp from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, l
. great to have you with us. thanks, congresswoman. >> thank you, lou. >>> up next, the nsa wiretapping program allegedly spreading from 35 world leaders to the fellow in the center, one of the world's most respected spiritual voices. the obama administration trying to block as well further investigation of benghazi. we'll tell you how next. stay with us. Ñ@ç@çpçpçpç÷ñox >>> new details are emerging about the national security agency's massive spying operation. according to "the washington post," the nsa secretly broke into the main communications links that connect yahoo! and google data centers around the world. and the italian media is reporting that the nsa spied as well on the vatican, spying on both pope benedict and pope francis. the nsa has now just issued an outright denial of the italian media reports. and unless you think the united states is alone in spying efforts, the russians are trying to keep up with us. russian operatives reportedly handing out goody bag to world leaders who were attending september's g-20 summit meeting. it turns out the russians were givi
. >> the health care is certainly one big story. the other big story today is the nsa scandal that continues as well. critics are asking now, does the president know what's going on? this is following the revelation that america's commander-in-chief was out of the loop when it came to spying on world leaders. this is just the latest episode at some point too where the president claims he was unaware of certain actions taken within his administration. wendell goler is live at the white house with more on this story. wendell, how does the white house answer the question whether the president was out of the loop? >> reporter: well, jenna the folks here say the president's critics are suggesting he was blindsided by things that really should be below his radar, how much testing the obamacare website underwent before it was launched but the extent of the nsa spy something a little bit more difficult for them to shrug off. the president said to stop tracking german chancellor merkel's phone conversations soon after learning about it but he didn't know about it until nsa leaker edward snowden revea
share some later. >>> meanwhile our top enteleigence officials another scandal emerges on the nsa over the accusation we are spying on our allies and dozens of world leaders. the director and deputy director of the nsa and along with the director of national intelligence james clapper and general james cole all testifying this afternoon. law makers want to know how long it is going on and who knew about it. the white house said president obama did not know that the nsa was monitoring the phone calls. >> lou dobbes makes a good point. you wonder how much of that sebelius will talk about tomorrow? >> you wonder if they know? >> or her answer every time they badger her with a question. >>> law makers looking to the answer to so many questions of what the government knew and web site. what do the web site delays mean for the implementation of the law. >>> one year ago today a monster storm settled over the northeast affecting millions of people and the recovery and progress made since super storm sandy. >>> and bringing terrorist to justice on benghazi. we'll talk on a law makers looking f
griffin, thank you. coming up, u.s. government accused of spying on yahoo! and google and now the nsa is pushing back. plus dr. sanjay gupta was the last journalist to have an exclusive interview with kathleen sebelius. is her message about obama care better today than it was last week when he sat down with her? sanjay standing by to join us live. #%tia[ >>> new developments in the scandal over u.s. government spying. also new allegations the ns after the tapped in to yahoo! and google communications which are used by hundreds of millions of people.nd google communicati are used by hundreds of millions of people.the tapped in to yaho google communications which are used by hundreds of millions of people.apped in to yahoo! and g communications which are used by hundreds of millions of people. jim sciutto is working the story for us. the "washington post" reports the nsa infiltrated links to yahoo! and google, servers globally that the agency is using this practice to get around port approved process. you've been investigating. what have you found? >> the story in effect is that they ha
and respond. >>> important news. new questions about nsa spoiing and how much the president knew about it. we'll debate about it. was the commander in chief kept in the dark again. >>> plus you heard from republican congressman lee terry and we'll hear from a democratic counterpart on the committee. were enough questions answered as the secretary faced a grilling? >> there is a famous movie called the wizard of oz. there is a line. dorothy turns to the dog toto. toto, we are not in kansas anymore. madam kansas, you are from kansas, but you are not in kansas anymore. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection. medicare open enrollment.oup. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. buit never hurts to see if u can find bettoverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care la open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare >>> the washington post against administration and presiden
relationship. >>> the head of the nsa is denying reports his agency broke to to the databases of google. they say the reports were factually incorrect and it would be illegal for the nsa to break in to company's database. the nsa is knocking down an italian report that it spied on cardinals a the vatican as they prepared to pick a new pope. >>> the justice department is stepping in to a lawsuit against the company that handled the background check of edward snowden. the government says the united states investigation services failed to perform quality control reviews on background investigations. >>> federal health expert s say we are not doing enough to protect athletes from concussions. a new report shows many head injuries are going unreported and blames parents, coaches and teens themselves for ignoring the warning signs. the institute is calling for a national system to track sports-related concussions. the feds are trying to reassure people that access the troubled obama care website that their private information is secure. a health and human services spokesperson says security t
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intelligence services and not collected by the nsa. >> that could complicate the situation for several foreign leaders who have criticized the obama programs and recent disclose years about spying were meant a to shame america's top spy, it didn't work. here's nbc's andrea mitchell. >> reporter: under fiemp frre fe moment they walked in, they were protesting about spying. but america's spy agencies were not apologizing to anyone, claiming, instead, all countries spy. >> some of this remind me of the classic movie "casablanca," my god, there is gambling going on here, it's the same kind of thing. >> do you believe the alloys have conducted at any time -- allies have conducted at any time spying on us or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> reporter: they don'ted reports of mass phone records on millions of people in spain and france. france's president and germany and more than 30 leaders in all, an invasion of privacy the u.s. has not denied. what the administration will not explain is how president obama did not know as the white house claims. >> if the president didn't know, he certainly should have
reports the nsa listened in on 60 million phone calls in a single month. in germany, the newspaper records, president obama was briefed by nsa chief keith alexander about spying on angela merkel's calls. the nsa quickly denied the report telling cnn general sander did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving murkle. the nsa says the willingness up to now to deny present and future monitoring. >> i can tell you the president can assure the chancellor, the sungs not and will not 3407b tore the conversations of the chancellor. >> reporter: they are coming to the u.s. to challenge their american counterparts, after breaking quote german law on german soil. house chairman rodgers defended the nsa under surveillance on cnn sunday saying it was both well regulated and essential to keeping both americans and europeans safe from terrorism. >> i think the biggest story here, candy, if the united states intelligence services weren't trying to collect information with u.
.s. ambassador to madrid will appear to discuss buying in the country after press reports that the nsa collected information on phone calls. chiefs from those and other countries are expected to travel to the u.s. to discuss those issues. this topic, even on the sunday talk shows yesterday. for our first 45 minutes, when it comes to physically monitoring by the nsa on our allies, we want to get your thoughts on whether the u.s. should rethink spying on allies. here's how you can tell us this morning. you can also reach out to us on social media. you can always send us an e-mail to journal at stores today and yesterday stemming on new developments when it comes to monitoring of ally activity by the nsa. new about obama spying. thatsa denies reports obama was told in 2010 of nsa spying on angela merkel and allowed it to continue. on sunday, the german tabloid siding unknown sources again, there are several stories this morning when it comes to the monitoring of allies. we are asking you this morning if the u.s. should rethink how it does those activities. if numbers on the screen -- yo
that they can't manage the health care program. >>> new developments in the white house scandal. the nsa is denying a news report that it spied on cardinals as they gathered to select the pope. earlier roman catholic leaders said they were not worried about those news reports. >>> in london three senior journalists at rupert mourdock's tabloid have pleaded guilty. that doesn't help the eight former staffers who went on trial. among those pleading not guilty are rebekah brooks and david coulson. >> a robbery at a gas station near orlando could have turned deadly. a cell phone saved the day. the suspect seen here grabbing cash from the register then fired a shot before making his get away. the clerk was hit in the abdomen. he didn't realize it. that's because the cell phone blocked the bullet. the phone didn't fair so well. check it out. the clerk is fine. >>> police officer in milwaukee also lucky. his dash cam rolling there when the suspect he was pursuing lost control of his car. the car went airborne. smashed right into the officer's windshield. the officer was injured. the suspect was
. and then the edward snowden nsa leaks, raising questions about how much the president may or may not have known. in september, more of a slide because of the president's indecision on whether to attack syria. and now, between the government shutdown and the bungled health care rollout, he hit an all time low of 42%. getting close to president bush's number. obama buy og refer sees a trend. >> he works at a different timetable than everybody else. sometimes he's ahead of the curve. sometimes he's behind the curve. the question is will he get back up. >> reporter: in the past, even when the president experienced a dip in his job rating his personal likability never took a hit. this time, more folks view him negatively, 45% than positively, 41%. >> david axelrod believes that is due to this appearance of detachment on issues like health care and nsa. >> he needs to step up his visibility on these questions. i have no doubt he's doing it internally because i know how he operates, but the public needs to see that. and that's what's driving some of those personal ratings down. >> and he keeps saying
center for the search engine giant and the nsa may know some of google's secrets. the nsa has reportedly secretly broken into the main communications link that connect google and yahoo!centers around the world. according to the washington post, the agency has processed millions of records ranging from metadata such as audio and video. the text sites those from edward snowden. >>> people driving on the san mateo bridge might see some unusual work going on with the transmission lines running next to the bridge. pg&e linemen are hanging from helicopters as they replace the high-capacity electric lines that cross the bay. it's called long lining. that was going on this morning on one of the towers at the west side of the bridge nearest foster city. >> this is actually practice -- this is a practice that pg&e pioneered. we were the first to use long lining and have used it for a number of years. it's the most effective way to replace transition lines in conditions like this. >> the work is part of a $10 million project scheduled to wrap up by the end of the year. >>> state lawmakers are consi
. it dropped a bit. by june, the nsa leaks came out. edward snowden was leaking information about america's secrets. his approval rating dropped again. and then by september with the president's critics saying he was indecisive on syria, we saw it drop down to 45% and now 42%. interestingly, the president's likability until now has held up, but for the first time that's upside down, as well, with 41% looking at him positively compared to more, 45%, seeing him in a negative light. and a lot of this now has to do with this troubled website. what about obama care, how do americans feel about it? 37% say it's a good idea, but more now, 47%, think it's a bad idea. republicans also taking a hit. their positive ratings for the party now at 22%. so bad news for republicans, bad news for the white house in this poll. >> all right. tracie potts, thanks so much. >>> now to the latest in sports from my friend richard lui. good morning. >> good morning. 76ers favorite allen iverson has formally announced his retirement. >> i'm going to always be a 6er until i die. i'm always going to be a boomer up i
. they say the nsa ended the program after a white house review. a german source sites an nsa source that claims the president did know everything as far back as 2010 and gave the go ahead to boost surveillance. they reacted with this statement general alexander did not discuss with owe bambina -- ob? 2010 nor has he ever discussed operations involving chancellor mirac merkel. >> the island for immigrants will once again see visitors again. ellis island was closed for almost a year because of super storm sandy. more than 1 million photographs remain in storage while buildings are being fixed and upgraded. >> super storm sandy does not play favorites destroying everything from new york city to small towns on the coast. after it was all said and done sandy left 24 states impacted and counties and 8 states in puerto rico were disaster areas. craig has more. >> good morning to you. the waterfront along long island was about 6 and a half billion in damage. we are here in long beach where there's a $44 million project that struck up and down the east coast. will it was new york and emerge
. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> there are more revelations about the nsa surveillance programs, the "washington post" reports that the nsa has connected into stations of yahoo google, and they could tap hundreds of millions of users accounts, the head of the nsa said he was unaware of the program. >>> u.n. peace envoy met with syrian president bashar al-assad. he's trying to drum up support for peace talks in geneva. their meeting came as a damascus suburb is under siege by government forces. we have more. >> reporter: this is a rare moment of relief and cooperation between regime forcin forces, rl groups and aid organizations. priorities has been given to the sick, elderly and children. officials say the civilians were taken to temporary shelters. one of the women involved in the cease-fire negotiations said all the parties created well. >> and from the people, from the inhabitants, that they would prefer to go out, because it's not only a matter of eating, but also it's a merit of security. so we began on this basis, and everybody was a part of it. >> the government is eagle
.s. officials reports that the nsa ended a program used to spy on german chancellor angela merkel and some other top world leaders after an internal white house review this summer. meanwhile a top republican lawmaker is defending the nsa surveillance program abroad saying it keeps allies "safe." congressman mike rogers told our candy crowley the reports that the u.s. spied on millions of french citizens is misguided. >> maybe there's something more to that. i argue if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they'd be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing, keeps the french safe t keeps the u.s. safe t keeps our european allies safe so this whole notion that we're going to go after each other on what is really legitimate protection of nation state interests i think is disingenuous candidly. >> mike rogers calling it disingenuous, something like that classic scene from "casablanca." >> everybody is to leave here immediately. this cafe is closed until further notice. clear the room at once! >> how can he close me up? >> i'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is g
their operations during capitol hill testimony. they said reports that the nsa collected millions of european phone records are misleading and that much of the data was actually collected by nato allies. danielle nottingham has this report. >> reporter: intelligence officials told lawmakers trying to figure out what foreign leaders are up to is spying 101. >> it's one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963. >> reporter: but some members of congress argue the implications really problematic. >> it could put the united states in a difficult position. >> reporter: revelations that the national security administration eavesdropped on allies including german chancellor angela merkel brought international criticism and delegates to washington. >> never spy on your friends. >> reporter: the white house says all intelligence gathering is under review. >> we understand the concerns that have been raised, and we have been working with our friends and allies. >> reporter: and the nsa director is refuting reports in foreign papers that the u.s. spies on european citizens. >> to be perfectly clea
out about that today? >> reporter: scott, it seems n.s.a. is getting far more aggressive than it's been in pushing back of these stories based on the leaks, specifically n.s.a. chief keith alexander denied the "washington post" report which claimed that the u.s. government is using some kind of secret back door or back doors to routinely scoop up millions of communication records from users of yahoo! and google. alexander made point of saying that n.s.a. does get information from those internet search companies but only through court orders. >> pelley: bob orr in our washington newsroom. thank you, bob. in egypt, a top leader of the muslim brotherhood was arrested today by the military government, it's part of the crackdown on brotherhood which advocates a strict islamic government. he went in to hiding when the military ousted president muhammad morsi. since then islamic militants have stepped up attacks on christians and clarissa ward is in cairo with that. >> reporter: in a packed church in a poor cairo neighborhood, the mourners grieve for their dead. five christians mowed do
, there is no free lunch. panel, we have to take a break. when we come back, new allegations the n.s.a. spied not just on our enemies but also friends like german chancellor angela merkel. what it means >> we now the national monstrous security systems is a system of government. the n.s.a. has made a mockery of our privacy values. there is a record of every cell phone call and every internet transaction made in the u.s. today. >> former congressman dennis kucinich and gary johnson at a washington rally yesterday calling for the end of government surveillance of americans. we're back now with a panel. the latest revelation apparently also from n.s.a. leaker edward snowden is that the u.s. government apparently monitored the phone calls of at least 30 world leaders, including most infamously, german chancellor angela merkel, who was holding up a new encrypted cell phone to say you can't touch me now. a little m.c. hammer there. brit, we've heard about mass data collection. but when you're talking about targeted, the phones of our allies, our friends, people that president obama sits in the oval
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